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'''Christopher Marlowe''',"Christopher Marlowe was baptised as 'Marlow,' but he spelled his name 'Marley' in his one known surviving signature." David Kathman. [http://shakespeareauthorship.com/name1.html#3 "The Spelling and Pronunciation of Shakespeare's Name: Pronunciation."] also known as '''Kit Marlowe''' (Baptism|baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and Translation|translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost English Renaissance theatre|Elizabethan tragedy|tragedian of his day.Robert A. Logan, ''Shakespeare's Marlowe'' (2007) p.4. "During Marlowe's lifetime, the popularity of his plays, Robert Greene's ... remarks...
Birth datebaptised 26 February 1564
Birth placeCanterbury, Kent, Kingdom of England|England
Death date30 May 1593 (aged 29)
Death placeDeptford, Kent, England
Alma materCorpus Christi College, Cambridge
OccupationPlaywright, poet
NationalityEnglish
Period1564–93
LanguageEarly Modern English
MovementEnglish Renaissance theatre
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